Pennyroyal Herb Fluid Extract

Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) is an aromatic plant that thrives in southern Europe, western Asia, the Middle East, and Ethiopia. A similar plant, American Pennyroyal, is found in the eastern half of the United States. Both the oil and the dried above-ground parts of the European Pennyroyal plant have been used medicinally. Pennyroyal contains 1-2% of essential oils, tannins, and flavonoids. The volatile oil, pulegone and its metabolite menthofuran may give pennyroyal its therapeutic value.

Pennyroyal is often considered a remedy for indigestion, liver and gallbladder complaints, and skin inflammations. It has also been used, again without validation, for gout, colds, and excessive urination. Homeopathic practitioners prescribe it for cramps and respiratory problems.

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Cautions Orally, pennyroyal can cause abdominal cramping and pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, weakness, restlessness, and dizziness.